A&A Benefit

The Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit is a tax-free benefit available to veterans and surviving spouses who need help with their activities of daily living or are housebound due to a disability. The benefit is in addition to the basic Veterans Pension and can be a significant help to veterans and their families.

To be eligible for A&A, veterans must meet the following requirements:

  • They must have served on active duty for at least 90 days, including at least one day during a war.
  • They must need help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, etc.
  • They must be housebound, meaning that they cannot leave their home without considerable and taxing effort.

In addition to the above requirements, there are also asset and income limits. If a veteran meets all of the eligibility requirements, they can apply for A&A by submitting a claim to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA will review the claim and determine whether the veteran is eligible for the benefit.

The amount of A&A that a veteran receives is based on their income, assets, and medical expenses. Veterans with low income and few assets may receive the full amount of the benefit, which is currently $2,230 per month for a single veteran. Veterans with higher income and more assets may receive a smaller amount of the benefit.

A&A can be a valuable benefit for veterans who need help with daily activities or are housebound. The benefit can help veterans pay for home care, assisted living, or nursing home care. A&A can also help veterans pay for other expenses, such as transportation, food, and clothing.

If you are a veteran, or surviving spouse of a veteran, who needs help with daily activities or is housebound, you may be eligible for A&A. You can apply for A&A by submitting a claim to the VA. The VA will review your claim and determine whether you are eligible for the benefit.

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